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The Urban Decay Naked Palette was the first eyeshadow palette I ever fell in love with. So it was emotional (I’m a sentimental person, okay, lol) to hear that the palette got discontinued. Urban Decay Naked Reloaded arrived as a sort of Naked Original replacement to make it a little less painful.
It’s the updated, improved, and modernized version of the Naked Original. But was this a good idea?
- Gorgeous neutral color scheme
- Both shimmers and mattes are pigmented
- The shadows are blendable and buildable
- Not the usual Urban Decay packaging
- Slightly powdery
I was hesitant when they announced a “reimagined version” because why change a product that is a bestseller worldwide? According to Vogue, they’ve sold an astonishing 30 million units of the original Naked palette and are so loved by the community.
I’m unsure if I can ever see this related to the original Naked palette. Still, the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette is definitely a pretty neutral palette, and I’m curious to find out how it performs.
What Is The Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette
Urban Decay describes its palette as follows: “the possibilities are endless with this 12-pan eyeshadow palette packed with universal neutrals. Rethink neutral with eyeshadow designed to flatter every eye shape, color, skin tone, age, and gender. From silky mattes and metallics to iridescent micro-shimmers, every shade is made with our signature Naked formula for a velvety texture, rich color payoff, and extreme blendability.”
How To Use
- Prep lids with Eyeshadow Primer Potion for a fade-proof, crease-free look that lasts all day. Pro tip: Mix Primer Potion with eyeshadows to create cream shadows with significant staying power.
- Get creative and spray your brush with All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray before dipping into shadow for intensified finishes or graphic designs.
- Achieve the ultimate blown-out look by using a clean blending brush to softly blend the outer edges—when you think you’re done blending, blend some more!
Things To Note
The palette is not vegan due to some shades containing carmine.
Where To Buy
Let me start this review with the packaging, which is entirely different than all the other Urban Decay palettes. The packaging is a soft, cushioned layer of satin fabric instead of the usual hard plastic packaging the palettes have now. The original Naked palette was an exclusion as well, by the way, because it had velvet packaging. Even though I don’t mind this change, I don’t really like it either, especially when the rest of the palettes are all still in the hard plastic packaging.
On top of that, usually, there’s a brush included with every Naked palette; this palette hasn’t one. I barely ever use the brush, so I don’t mind it not being in there; however, it doesn’t feel like a Naked palette without it, if this makes sense. But again, it’s not a disadvantage in my opinion.
The formula of the palette is how we know most Urban Decay palettes. The matte shades have a very soft formula, which causes some powder to kick back in the pan but are pigmented and easy to blend. It’s a beginners-friendly palette as you have control of the color payoff and can build up the pigmentation to your desires while effortlessly blending the shades.
The metallics in the palette are stunning; I didn’t notice much fallout and applied most pigmented with my fingers or a wet brush. I don’t think the metallics are super glittery or out there, it’s more like a soft shine. Both the metallics and the mattes work well together too.
Even though the color story is still neutral, it contains darker-toned shadows compared to the original. Based on that, I agree with Urban Decay on this palette being more versatile and inclusive. Do I like this color story better than the original? Not necessary. Even though I like this color story, I wouldn’t say it’s the prettiest. I like both of them, and both have their uniqueness to them, in my opinion.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette is one of the palettes that looks the most similar to the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded; however, this palette was a limited edition and is not available anymore. A couple of neutral palettes that have some similar tones are:
This is another solid addition to the Urban Decay Naked family, but I’m not sure if it’s a worthy ‘replacement’ for the original Naked Palette. Whereas the Naked Palette included a classic, balanced selection of warm browns, rich golds, and beige pinks, Naked Reloaded is heavier on the warm browns and terracotta nudes.
With that being said, if you aren’t comparing it to the original Naked Palette, Naked Reloaded is a great neutral palette.
|PRODUCT NAME||Naked Reloaded|
|PRODUCT BRAND||Urban Decay|
Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Alumina, Polyurethane-33, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Stearic Acid, Calcium Stearate, Magnesium Stearate.
Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green]. D181678/6. SHADES ANGEL FIRE, BOUNDARIES, END GAME, DREAM WEAVER, AND BRIBE CONTAIN CARMINE.Show All Ingredients +
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